April 29, 2011

A Bright Easter



Easter was lovely yes, but before I talk about that did you watch the Royal Wedding? Evie was up at her normal time (2:30) and I did not mind at all. I will never tire of watching weddings. The whole thing just made me smile...and then yawn and then turn it off halfway through the ceremony...because it was the middle of the night and that baby was going to be up again in three hours.

So, Easter. Church, then a simple brunch and egg hunt with some of our besties. I love B in pink, I do. Recipe for truly happy smiles? Hide things in grass, have them find them, then snap away.

Recipe for one of the most frustrating parent experiences? Try to take a family photo...


It will do!

 Happy Easter 2011. He is risen,  He is risen indeed!

April 28, 2011

Melissa & Darrin's Engagement :: San Francisco












In 23 years of living in Santa Cruz and visiting San Francisco often I had never been to Crissie Field. So that is where you get photos with The Bridge! Plus there are charming white buildings with the perfect amount of paint peeling off and the prettiest green doors.  I will definitely be back.

Melissa & Darrin are getting married at her parents' house this Summer and are just darling. They drove from Northern California to Santa Barbara and back in a day just to meet with me and because it sounded like fun. I loved them instantly and can't wait to see what they dream up for their wedding day.

April 19, 2011

Pipe Cleaner Creatures

[left image by me, images on right via marthastewart.com]

Trying to find something to adorn a birthday gift a few weeks ago, I made this little pipe cleaner monkey from Martha Stewart.  These are so adorable and easy to make. I especially love the deer and plan to top our Easter Baskets with them this year.

My mom made these with B when she was here last and bought multi-packs of pipe cleaners from Michael's. Easy, cheap & cute!

Click here to see the full story on marthastewart.com

April 18, 2011

The Last Few Weeks


The last few weeks have been a whirlwind, but one that we are happy to be in.  Genevieve is the sweetest and Baker is such a good big brother. A few of my favorite photos from our first month as a family of four...

April 4, 2011

Heidi's Fall 2011


Ooh, but it's a time lapse video this time. And I can tell from this tease that I'm going to like it and I'm going to want to send her all my money in exchange for pretty things.